What she did was an inspiration to many kids, parents, and teachers.
The people carried signs that said they didn't want black children in a white school. In honor of a true American heroine, below is our collection of powerful and inspirational Ruby Bridges quotes.
Inshe formed the Ruby Bridges Foundation to promote tolerance and create change through education. Ruby was only six years old when she enrolled at the all-white William Frantz Elementary School on November 14, After that, her parents were told that she could attend the local white school and begin the integration of black students with white students.
She knew everything was going to be different: a new building, new teachers, new rules, new things to learn, new children to play with, and she hoped new friends.
The first day of school was strange for Ruby.